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Youth Concerts

Youth Concerts have long been a favorite way to introduce children to the exhilarating experience of attending a live orchestral performance. The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra's first Youth Concerts were presented in 1977. The project always proves popular with students and has enthusiastic support and assistance from local music teachers. Because of the continuing support of area foundations, businesses and individual contributors, we can ensure that future generations experience our Youth Concerts and the thrill of symphonic music.

Our 2014 Youth Concerts will be on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Old Cabell Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia.

2014 Youth Concerts - Score One for the Orchestra

Join the Charlottesville Symphony and Music Director Kate Tamarkin for its annual youth concerts with narrator Matt Blundin, former quarterback of the UVA football team. Meet the instrument families as the orchestra performs the music of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Sousa, and Shostakovich.  The narration will emphasize teamwork by comparing a football team to the team of musicians who make up an orchestra.

Please download information about the 2014 Youth Concerts by clicking on the following links:

2014 Youth Concert Invitation
General Information about the 2014 Youth Concerts

2014 Youth Concert Study Guide
YouTube links to the music that will be heard at the 2014 Youth Concerts
Activities Related to 4th and 5th grade Virginia State SOLs

*Bus and Car Driving Directions specific to the Youth Concerts*
Bus Drop-Off/Pick-Up/Car Park Map
Map of Grounds from parking/bus stop to Old Cabell Hall

2014 Seating Information
10:00 a.m. Seating Chart
Information about Entering at 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Seating Chart
Information about Entering at 11:30 a.m.

Information about Exiting the Concert Hall
2014 Youth Concert Evaluation

For further information about our outreach programs, please contact Elizabeth Roberts, Director of Youth Education, at


The 2014 concert is sponsored through the generous support of the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) and the Mr. and Mrs. James L. Brown Fund for Youth Concerts.


Youth Concert Evaluation Form

2014 Youth Concert Evaluation